Italy, France Agree on ‘Automatic’ Distribution of Migrants

Posted on September 19, 2019 7:57 am
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France and Italy have agreed on a new system to distribute migrants across the European Union.

It comes ahead of an interior ministers meeting in Malta next week.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Wednesday for the EU to introduce a new automatic system to distribute migrants across the bloc, as the two countries sought to patch up an acrimonious relationship under Italy’s previous anti-migrant populist government.

Italy has long complained that other EU member states have not shared the burden as hundreds of thousands of people arrived on its shores in recent years after making the dangerous